Gerald Felix Warburg is Professor of Public Policy and Assistant Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He teaches graduate school courses in national security policymaking, congressional strategy, and an undergraduate class in the public policy challenges of the twenty-first century. He served for many years as a legislative assistant to members of the U.S. House and Senate leadership, where he played a lead staff role in advancing such measures as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act and other nuclear reform initiatives; the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Sanctions Act; the Support East European Democracy Act; and legislation for a mutual, verifiable U.S.-Soviet nuclear weapons production freeze.
He staffed congressional leadership delegations to more than a dozen countries, and served as a consultant to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and several U.S. presidential campaigns. Formerly executive vice president of Cassidy & Associates, a leading Washington public affairs firm, he taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the Stanford in Washington Program.
His prior publications include Conflict and Consensus: The Struggle Between Congress and the President Over Foreign Policymaking (Harper); The Mandarin Club, a novel (Bancroft Press); two chapters on Congressional policymaking and lobbying in The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth (Georgetown Press); and “Nonproliferation Policy Crossroads: Lessons Learned from the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement” in Contemporary Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy (CQ Press).
A graduate of Hampshire College, with a graduate degree from Stanford University, Warburg was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lives now in Virginia.